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Forum: 430 MEL Engine 04-09-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,419
Posted By bcomo
Howard: When I rebuilt the pump on my 430, I...

Howard:

When I rebuilt the pump on my 430, I used the kit from "Then and Now" Rebuilding it was no problem. Keep calling Then and Now. He was a great help.

I also bought a NOS Carter, correct 90...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-16-2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,661
Posted By bcomo
Jon: Correct on using the Dex with new style...

Jon:

Correct on using the Dex with new style clutch material. Type F can be used but will give a more solid shift.

With older style clutch material, Dex can give a sluggish shift. Type F is what...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-16-2009, 12:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,969
Posted By bcomo
Some Information from 2007 on Ride Height

In 2007 we took Ride Height measurements from inputs from as many members as we could get for the 59 and 60.

The measurements for the front were taken from the center of the hub cap (spindle...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-16-2009, 12:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,376
Posted By bcomo
The noise supressor was definitely not put in...

The noise supressor was definitely not put in there by the factory -- it was from Radio Shack :p

I don't have my shop manual handy, but I think that the original plugs called for in the manual (for...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-15-2009, 11:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,376
Posted By bcomo
Radio is Fixed

Well --- I fixed the radio problem in about 15 minutes.

I easily got to the 5 Amp radio fuse and found that it was blown. I put in another fuse, and it blew right away --Hummm.

I traced the fuse...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-10-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,376
Posted By bcomo
Hey Jon: No, I didn't do it. Main reason was...

Hey Jon:

No, I didn't do it. Main reason was that I had a perfectly good working radio (then) :rolleyes:, and the cost. If you don't give them your radio, then the core cost of $100 as stated.
Forum: 430 MEL Engine 09-10-2009, 01:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,425
Posted By bcomo
Hi Howard: I just think it's the nature of our...

Hi Howard:

I just think it's the nature of our 430 to run hot when the temp gets over 85.

I have a similar situation -- engine completely rebuilt and has about 800 miles. Radiator disassembled...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-09-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,376
Posted By bcomo
I had a chance to back it out and try the radio...

I had a chance to back it out and try the radio outside. No luck.

So, next thing i'll do is disconnect the battery and check the fuse, antenna, trim, and audio amp plug-in.

If it's not any of...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-09-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,376
Posted By bcomo
I changed to a new antenna, and trimmed it about...

I changed to a new antenna, and trimmed it about a year ago. Everything was working fine when I used it last time about 1 month ago -- BUT always after I was on the road.

Never turned the radio on...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-08-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,376
Posted By bcomo
Hi Dave: Thanks for the reply. That all makes...

Hi Dave:

Thanks for the reply. That all makes sense, and I'll give it an effort after the garage cools down to below 90.

This is is a real off the wall question for anyone, but the car is parked...
Forum: Anything Goes! 02-23-2009, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By bcomo
Dan: I don't use Zmax. I use ZDDP Plus wich is...

Dan:

I don't use Zmax. I use ZDDP Plus wich is a Zinc additive for the oil. It coats the bearings, so there is no way to see any results of the benefits other than minimizing bearing wear.

Bart
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-03-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,324
Posted By bcomo
Richard: I'll get you some info on the wires...

Richard:

I'll get you some info on the wires from my 60 tomorrow morning.

Meanwhile, here is a post that I wrote back in 2007.

Here is how the generator light works:

The generator light has...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-03-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,654
Posted By bcomo
One is OK. They are both pretty much the same.

One is OK. They are both pretty much the same.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-03-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,654
Posted By bcomo
Thanks Rich. That's alot more than what I need. ...

Thanks Rich. That's alot more than what I need.

That might be a good deal for someone who needs alot of those parts.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-03-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,291
Posted By bcomo
That wire is new out of the same MotorCraft box...

That wire is new out of the same MotorCraft box also. I could check the resistance, but what would that tell me? I don't have any spec on the coil wire resistance to compare to.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-03-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,654
Posted By bcomo
Yes. The total length of each line stretched out...

Yes. The total length of each line stretched out from end to end.

Thanks
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-03-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,291
Posted By bcomo
I checked the resistance on the longest wire in...

I checked the resistance on the longest wire in the new MortorCraft set that I put on. Checked it with my digital and also my analog multimeter. I get 11,400 Ohms. So that's OK.

So, now the plugs...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-03-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,291
Posted By bcomo
Thanks John. I was looking for it in the 60...

Thanks John. I was looking for it in the 60 manual in the specs at the end of chapter 2, but finally found it on Page 2-5.

For the 60 it says "Radio Resistance Wires" with no more than 24,500 Ohms...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-03-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,291
Posted By bcomo
I found some BF-42's listed on E-Bay. I may pick...

I found some BF-42's listed on E-Bay. I may pick those up.

I have full battery voltage going to the Pertronix coil. Measured both while cranking, and during run.

Regarding the plug wires...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-02-2009, 11:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,291
Posted By bcomo
Better Starting

Hey Greg: I just saw your post after I posted mine. Same issue, but just an adjustment of the automatic choke on mine to fully closed made a really big difference. (See below).
...
Forum: Anything Goes! 01-29-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,750
Posted By bcomo
Anders: Did you catch that one mouse and hang...

Anders:

Did you catch that one mouse and hang him with a rope?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-29-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,291
Posted By bcomo
No aggravation. There is a small air gap when...

No aggravation.

There is a small air gap when the car is cranked, caused by the suction on the choke plate through the carb by the manifold intake. That can easily be varied by moving the hot air...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-29-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,291
Posted By bcomo
This is my newly rebuilt 430 (done by a good...

This is my newly rebuilt 430 (done by a good shop) with about 1000 miles on it. Haven't checked the compression.

This hard start issue existed before and after the rebuild.

Leads me now to think...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-29-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,447
Posted By bcomo
I would think so too. Wonder why they went from...

I would think so too. Wonder why they went from rubber in 58 and 59 to steel in 60?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-29-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,653
Posted By bcomo
I'll try the adjustment method with a 1/2 turn...

I'll try the adjustment method with a 1/2 turn wheel spin allowance that you suggested and see how that works. I'll consider the self-adjusters too.

Thanks. I'll do this when the weather warms a...
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